We’re nearing the end of April, and it’s gonna be … well, you know, and Sony has shared the next games coming to PlayStation Plus. Unlike some previous months, May’s lineup of complementary titles is as varied as it’s been in some time, including a racing game, a first-person shooter, and a survival game.
As has been the mode of operations since the PlayStation 5 launched back in November, May’s games include one PS5 title in Wreckfest and two PS4 titles in Battlefield 5 and Stranded Deep. According to the PlayStation Blog, the new selection will be available for download on May 4 and remain so until May 31.
April’s lineup, which includes Zombie Army 4: Dead War, Days Gone, and Oddworld: Soulstorm, is available for download until May 3.
The inclusion of Wreckfest in May’s selection of PS Plus games is a bit interesting, considering the next-gen version of the game is set to launch on June 1, but this gives PS Plus members a month’s headstart in the race on PS5. Wreckfest originally released for PC in 2018, then PS4 and Xbox One in 2019.
Battlefield 5 needs no introduction. Though it released in 2018, it is the latest entry in EA and DICE’s long-running first-person shooter franchise. It takes the series back to World War 2, and while we called it a “solid” entry, we also said it “a certain flair present in previous titles.” Regardless, including BF5 in PS Plus is a big win for shooter fans that have yet to check it out (this editor included).
Stranded Deep is like playing the 2000 Tom Hank survival vehicle Cast Away — in all the right ways. There are even a few references that survival fans will enjoy along the way. Stranded Deep released for PC in Steam Early Access in the bygone days of 2015 before finally finding dry land on PS4 and Xbox One in 2020. Though it’s one of those games that’s still in EA on Steam all these years later, it’s a solid and worthwhile entry in the survival genre that all fans can enjoy.
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